Marica Branchesi

Astrophysicist, named one of the World’s Top 100 Influential people due to her scientific leadership and pivotal role in the discovery of gravitational waves

“The Trieste System is at the same time an expression of Universality of scientific values and a specific example in Italy and in Europe, of how to think, foster and promote science at the international level“


Paolo Giordano

Novelist, holds a PhD in particle physics, his novels have been translated into over 30 languages and sold millions all over the world 

“Trieste represents a great opportunity to reduce the distance between science and human understanding of science. Trieste is a city that lives across boundaries and, as such, will certainly be able to foster intermingling between these different ways of looking at the world”


Massimiliano Fuksas

Architect, his work is among the most well known and influential in the world, with over 600 works spanning five continents

“Trieste is an extraordinary example of a 21st century port of ideas, a place where the sea is the driving force not only for the circulation of goods but also for the circulation of knowledge; a place where innovation and history live together and in which ties are woven with the rest of the world.”